States Use Re-Closures, Pause Orders, and Travel Restrictions to Combat Increased COVID-19 Case Counts
July 6, 2020
Authored by: John Kindschuh and Tom Lee
The United States has seen an 82% increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases since two weeks ago, and has set daily new case records four times in the last week. The bulk of the increased case counts are coming from states in the South and West, including Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, and Texas, along with others. The increased case counts come at a time when many of those states are still in the middle of their reopening plans, and have raised questions about whether industries will continue opening, or whether the increased case counts will lead to re-closures.
While every state’s approach is different, the following trends have developed over the last week.
1. Business Re-Closures
Several states have recently decided to re-close, or significantly restrict certain businesses.
State Steps Taken Arizona Closed fitness centers, nightclubs, water parks, movie theaters, tubing rentals, and bars for 30 days (June